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Reviews: Foundations

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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

2009 Foundations Overview

2009 Liquid Foundations Overview

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Nobura Cream Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Clarins Hydra Luminious Powder Foundation

Chanel CC Cream

Clarins Extra Firming Foundation

Cle de Peau BEAUTE Silky Cream & Concealer

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Brightening Base & Powder Foundation

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation

DiorSnow Base Routine

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

Illamasqua Skinbase

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

MUFE Mat Velvet+

MUFE HD Foundation & Powder

Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation

Lancome Maqui Miracle Compact Foundation

Lancome Mat Miracle 24H Foundation

Lancome UV Shield BB Creme

Lancome Regenerie Eclat Multi Lift CC Cream

Laura Mercier Overview

Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation

Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

Maquillage Esscence Rich White Liquid UV foundation

Maquillage Multi Base BB & True Powdery UV foundation

NARS Sheer Glow

NARS Sheer Glow [Revisited]

Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer 

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Liquid Foundation

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Instant Radiant Base

SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation

Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream

Dior Capture Totale UV Base 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Freshel BB Cream

Laneige Snow BB Cushion

Ettusais Mineral BB Cream

Ettusais Quick Fix Powder

ZA True White Liquid Foundation

 

FAQ & DISCLAIMER

About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

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I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.

 

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    May 26, 2011

    Shu Uemura Natural Volume Lashes [Comparisons & My Lash Collection]

    Been wanting to try out the Shu Uemura Natural Volume Lashes everytime I see Joey wearing them in her looks.   And so yesterday, I bought a pair for myself, and if I like them enough, I will stock up on these lashes somewhere [most likely HK, where they are a lot cheaper].

    My only gripe about these lashes is that the base is kind of stiff, and thick...and when you are used to the super soft and fine lashes [like my Ardel or Cosmos ones] these can take some getting used to.   But I really dig the wispiness of the hairs on the Shu lashes, even though they are criss cross -and not my fave type of lashes, the fine hairs makes it pretty enough for me to want to wear them.  And they look really great from the side -- they don't look like visor caps, and just look like naturally full lashes.

    Here's how they look like on:

    And some comparisons of Natural Volume to my other similar lashes....it does look 'natural' compared to the rest!

    I have been collecting Shu Uemura lashes for years and years, and have quite a stash of them, I seldom wear them but I like to keep them.

    My faves are Smokey Layers, Partial Flare, Black V, Black Slant.  I also like the Mini Khaki, Mini Rainbow for a pop of color on  the outer corners of my eyes.  Some are LE, and I have 4 or 5 boxes of the LE designs - kind of like to stock up, in case they become super hard to find.

     

    Natural Volume vs Smokey Layers

    *I always cut smokey layers in half, and use them as outer corner lashes, more comfy to wear.

    Natural Volume vs Partial Flare

    These look the same, except of course the partial ones are 4 separate little pieces.

    Natural Volume vs Black Leather [LE]

    If you like the black leather, there is the 'normal' version which is permanent, and it's called Black Luxe.  Same hair design.

    These are the Magical Windfalls [LE] Takano for Shu Uemura ones.

    super cute.

    And my stuffed drawer of Shu Uemura lashes -- not quite nicely displayed like the Tokyo Lash Bar -- but I really do love my collection of Shu lashes.  :)

    I have done many looks with these lashes before, click the following for the lash LOTDs if you have missed them previously:

    Shu Uemura lashes overview Lots of Pictures this entry is from 2008!  :)

    Partial Flares

    Black Leather demo and LOTD

    Black Leather again

    Farfalllina

    Extreme Artistic Lashes! [picture below!]


    cobweb lashes! [picture below]


    That's all, thanks for looking!

     


    posted by
    5/26/11

    Omo d cobweb lashes are so coooool!


    posted by
    5/26/11

    I agree with Jerlaine! Great for halloween!


    posted by
    5/27/11

    since this topic of lashes came in... and i jus wanna ask babe... do u noe which mascara is the best u tried so far? have u tried chanel inimitable one before?? i never used a mascara before..im one a good one that is volumizing and curling..any idea? plus is it true waterproof mascaras makes lashes weaker n fall off easily..?


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